International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Orthopaedic Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023


Functional Outcome of Post Traumatic Subtalar Arthritis Managed by Subtalar Arthrodesis using 6.5 Cancellous Cannulated Screws with Bone Graft

Dr. Qadir Anwar Tak | Dr. Manohar Lal Carpanter | Dr. Pradeep Khichi | Dr. Naveen Ratawal | Dr. Purushottam Jhawar


Abstract: Background: Involvement of the subtalar joint in fracture calcaneus intraarticular malunion may give rise to chronic pain and functional impairment. In this study evaluate the functional outcome of post traumatic subtalar arthritis managed by subtalar arthrodesis using cancellouscannulated screws fixation with bone graft. Materials and Methods: In between august 2020 and July 2022, we performed 20 isolated subtalar arthrodesis by double lag screw technique from calcaneus to talus. we included 10 males and 5 females in study. Results: 12 out of 15 joints were fused except one who developed infection and two lost to follow up, resulting in an overall fusion rate of 80%. The average time for fusion was 6 months (ranging from 4 to 8 months). Conclusion: Using the double cannulated cancellous screws of 6.5 mm across the posterior facet of the subtalar joint resulted in fusion of joints in 80% of patients. The relief from pain was obtained in 100% of cases. This is a simple and reliable technique for achieving fusion of the subtalar joint.


Keywords: Subtalar joint, Arthrodesis, Operative techniques, Hindfoot deformity, Arthritis, Bone grafts


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 1396 - 1397


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